Elemental (Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they are more than you dream.

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn't have much power. That's okay--she knows what happens to kids who do.

Like Michael Merrick. He's an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy, dangerous, and completely off limits. At least according to Emily's family.

But her summer job puts her in close contact with ...

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Elemental (Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series)

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Overview

Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they are more than you dream.

As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn't have much power. That's okay--she knows what happens to kids who do.

Like Michael Merrick. He's an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy, dangerous, and completely off limits. At least according to Emily's family.

But her summer job puts her in close contact with Michael, and neither of them can help the attraction they feel. When forces of nature like theirs collide, one misstep could get someone killed. Because Emily's family doesn't just want her to stay away from him.

They want him dead.

Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series

"Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise. An incredible start to the series!" --Award winning author Erica O'Rourke

"Overflowing with action, snappy dialog, and hot guys--The Elemental Series will take your breath away." --Kim Harrington, author of Clarity

"Plenty of romance and non-stop action. . ..Elemental is the new series to watch." --Inara Scott, author of The Marked

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758280480
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Series: Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 61,596
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • File size: 561 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    this isn't a full book

    It's not clear whether this is supposed to be a novella, which I doubt, or if this is just an excerpt, which is more likely. It ends abruptly at 49 pages, it's very frustrating to purchase these nookbooks that aren't complete. This should be specified! That said, what I read was pretty entertaining, though she had barely gotten into any real character development

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 27, 2012

    If you are looking for a new paranormal romance to read, Brigid

    If you are looking for a new paranormal romance to read, Brigid Kemmerer's Elemental series is the place to start! I just finished reading the novella and I HONESTLY liked it better than any novella I've ever read. The characters were fully developed, the plot line didn't feel stilted. I only wish I had my hands on the rest of the series! I can't wait to read STORM when it's available and to get to know the uber-hot Merrick clan.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2012

    I haven't read anything in this series other than this prequel


    I haven't read anything in this series other than this prequel novella which is set 5 years prior to book #1 titled 'Storm'.

    This is our introduction to Michael, the eldest Merrick boy, primarily. We are also introduced to the twelve year old twins, Gabriel and Nick and also Chris.

    Michael Merrick has a lot on his shoulders. He is a 'Pure' Elemental. Earth is his mojo.

    This little entree novella, really wet my appetite for more of these boys, now I realise 'Storm' is set five years later , I think the Merrick boys are going to be a handsome handful. Might I also add, very popular.

    I am hoping Emily stays in Michael's life as she too is an Elemental, she can control Air or in this book , it's more of a breeze.

    I think Tyler is going to be a handful, Emily's brother, as her family are not liking Michael. I think their fear of his power is getting out of hand.

    This little novella was over far too quickly and I want more. I had the opportunity to read an excerpt from 'Storm' , but I chose to wait. It was bad enough this prequel finishing too soon, cause you just want more.........

    I highly recommend reading this novella, if you are unsure about how high to put this series on your TBR list...I can guarantee you will be sliding it to the top. I know I am in for the long haul.

    Brigid's writing captures the readers interest in so few pages. I will be all grabby, grabby for 'Storm' , due for release April 24th 2012 for US and apparently May for us Aussies.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2012

    Great prequel, looking forward to the next!

    Elemental is book #0.5 in the Elementals series by Brigid Kemmerer. It's a 50 page prequel to the Elementals series about two teens that can control the elements. Emily doesn't have a lot of power, but Michael does. This makes him very dangerous and the other Elementals want him dead.

    Emily and Michael have a growing attraction, even though it is forbidden for them to be near each other. These two have some good chemistry, which is sometimes hard to find in a novella. I was drawn in from the very beginning. I wish it was longer – Michael is a character I would have liked to read more about. He has a tough life, and I felt bad for him. I liked how the POV switched back and forth from Emily to Michael. It's always nice to have the male perspective as well.

    The ending seemed a little abrupt to me. It's definitely making me want to read the next book in the series, though it sounds like it centers around one of Michael's brothers instead of Michael (which is a little disappointing). Still, I have a feeling that Storm will be just as good and I'm definitely looking forward to it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    VERY GOOD BOOK

    I LOOK FORWARD TO READING THE NEXT BOOK IN THIS SERIES

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Loved it

    This was a great intro into a very unique and exciting series. It's just a short prelude, you'll find out how it turns out in the book "Storm".

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    more from this reviewer

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    A Must Read!

    I Loved this book. It was the beginning to the elemental series. I have just finished reading the 3rd installment, 'Spark' and I can hardly wait until the next book comes out next Summer. Quite a different read for me but I was really into the story. I don't want to give anything away but it is about the life of the Merrick brothers whom all have special powers. The story was very fast paced and really exciting. I couldn't put the books down. A definite read if you like anything Paranormal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    SO GOOD!

    This is a great intro novella that swept me up and whet my appetite for the full Elemental series that, at the time, I wasn’t certain if I was going to read. Rest assured, a few pages into Elemental and I was dying for even more, so when this novella ended on a cliffhanger, I immediately bought the rest of the series, in both eBook and paperback format, because it’s a real keeper—something I definitely want gracing the shelves of my bookcase and eReader.

    This novella introduces us to the characters of Michael Merrick and Emily Morgan as teenagers… a full five years prior to the first full novel’s opening (I think). I wasn’t aware of that while I was reading, so I was a little confused when I picked up Storm, but as I began piecing everything together I realized that Elemental is really building up the back story for Michael, giving the reader a glimpse into what his life was like before he became the brooding head of the family. It also gives insight as one reads Storm because the characters briefly grace over and allude to past events that aren’t fully explained, but having read Elemental I knew the whole back story, which I thought was really cool.

    Michael is a very interesting character, the oldest of four, with the power to control the earth to the extent that he’s extremely dangerous. The fact that he lives in a normal town surrounded by normal people is extremely jarring, but he’s not alone in his abilities. Other elementals live nearby, but with powers less extensive, which makes Michael and his family a threat, especially as the teenage years are the hardest for a pure elemental when it comes to controlling their immense powers. And from this stems the entire series… no full elemental should live… Yet there are four Merrick boys…

    I loved getting to know Michael and watching his relationship with Emily bud. I also felt a lot of rage against Emily’s family and friends due to their reactions to Michael and his family, and the circumstances that surrounded the cliffhanger in the end made me automatically side with Michal’s family. Having done nothing wrong, and being constantly provoked, I thought Michael did a phenomenal job keeping it all in check, whereas I would have blown everyone to smithereens…

    Like I said, I really enjoyed this novella, and I highly recommend it, either as a precursor to Storm (as it should be), or as a follow up right after the completion of Storm as, by that time, you’ll have a better grasp of all the key players. If I had it to do over, I’d probably read Elemental second to Storm as I think it gives readers even more insight having met Michael in the later years and seeing what has been going on in his family. But either way, it’s definitely a five star read!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Short but interesting

    I enjoyed the concept and the pace was good but ended strangley. More of a introduction or teaser to read the other books in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Book and plot was great just that it was way too short. I went a

    Book and plot was great just that it was way too short. I went ahead and ordered the next book and I hope it more than 49 pages. will find out 4/24 .

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Jeff

    Element: air. He has silver colored wings, very sharp eyes, almost as if he was an eagle, he has silver feathers on his arm, he has very sharp talons, and is a very dangerous opponent. He is a bit thin, muscular. Weapons: brass knuckles, talons, garrotes. Fighting style: is swift, agessive, very strong, and very, very dangerous. Only the toughest could beat him. Very silent footsteps, and doesnt fight fairly. Personality: calm, almost nice. Gender: male. Age: 23 height: 6 feet wheight: 200 lbs. Anything else just ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Alaula Glacier

    I just tried to post a bio but it didn't post. <p>
    Alaula has amberish hair and grey eyes with blue starbursts around the pupil. She is related to the artic fox, so she has white fox ears and a tail. Her element is ice and she wears a pendant with a never-melting snowflake and matching earrings. <p>
    [POST OR I WILL MURDER YOU<post>]

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Bethany Ann-Marie Lindland

    •| Name~ Bethany Ann-Marie Lindland. <br>
    •| Goes By~ Bethany. <br>
    •| Age~ 17. Birthday: May 17th. <br>
    •| Gender~ Female. /)-^ Obviously. <br>
    •| Species Related To~ I am Related To The Griffin. The Griffin ls a mix of a few different animals. The Griffin l am related to is a mix of: Mountain Lion, Horse, Eagle, And Wolf. <br>
    •| Appearance~ Bethany is a lithe, lanky girl that stands at 5'6 and weighs only about 100 pounds. She is skinny, and her skin is tan and toned, because of how fit she is. Her hair is curly, a deep, dark brown, that's almost black. It hands in slightly loose curls, reaching her mid-back. Left-side part. Her bangs sweep from the left to the right side of her face. Eyes are a deep blue, and she has Iris Heterochromia, which makes half of her gith eye brown. Long legs, very flexible. Her face is slightly round, with a sharp jaw and slight high cheekbones. Her eyes are lined with very long, thick, dark eyelashes. <br>
    •| Animal-In-Form~ When ln her animal form, Bethany has wings, that can be obscured from view. Her nails are razor sharp and her canine teeth elonginated. Her eyes are narrowed into thin slits, sharpening her view. She has a wolf tail, a horse's sensitivity and agility. Wolf ears sprout from her head, a deep brown as well. She has the horse persona, the wolf's speed and litheness, the mountain lion's balance and grace, and the eagle's swiftness and quick killing. <br>
    •| Other~ Ask me. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Sage Kusmarksi

    Name Sage Kusmarski<br>
    Age 19<br>
    Animal Hummingbird<br>
    Charecteristics. Fast, swift can blend in easily<br>
    Looks. Green highlights meet me.<br>
    Element. Air. Any thing else just ask.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    To jeff

    U mised somethin big. Wat animal r u related

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    Bios

    This is were you post your bios for the Elemental Games. The only characters eligible for the Reaping are the people with bios. You may only have on character per game. After each game, you must update your bio or post a new one. Here's mine:
    <br><p>Name: Samuel Dayson
    <br>Gender: &male
    <br>Age: Almost 17
    <br>Element: Earth
    <br>Animal: Grizzly bear
    <br>Hair: Longish, curly, and brown. Also has a scruffy brown beard.
    <br>Eyes: Smallish and black
    <br>Body: His body is large, muscular, and hairy.
    <br>Other: He has bear ears and six inch long claws

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Elemental powers

    I looked around the classroom, wishin i was somewhere else besides the small, grey and beige classroom that reeked of rotten eggs and fifty years of suffering teens. I sighed, staring out the window at the carefully manicured lawn of th private school my parents forced me to attend. It was called Mountain Grace Private Academy. And it was pure torture smushed into a large, old, stone castle some old guy built as tribute to his dead wife. I dont remember the whole story, but it didnt change the fact that i hated the school more than anything. "SAGE!" my teacher, mr Barns, yelled at me. I should call you daydreamer! Pay attention!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Pinkgorilla

    Pt one coming soon. I have to write it doen and then retype it here. Ill have it up by the day after christmas

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    too short novella

    I expect a true ending to any story even an novella, but this one left didn't have one - the storyline was incomplete. It read more like a sample of a book. The plot, of which could only be loosely gathered was an interesting one. It didn't even answer a lot of Questions that were brought up. I usually can forgive the Q's as long as there is a true ending. None here. The novel Storm doesn't even answer the questions you are left with since it picks up about five years later. I was not captured by the characters write away, it took around 30pags on nook for it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

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